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Residential Controls

2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Residential Controls

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the residential control products we found on the show floor.


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Google to Buy Nest for $3.2 Billion

Nest to Retain Brand Identity, Leadership

On Jan. 13, Google Inc. announced it had entered into an agreement to buy smart thermostat manufacturer Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash. 


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SmartWay Solutions Inc.: Touchscreen Thermostat

With a touch of the help button, the VT4000 Audioaire™ thermostat plays the service company’s custom audio message. 


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Google to Buy Nest for $3.2 Billion

Nest to Retain Brand Identity, Company Leadership

On Jan. 13, Google Inc. announced it had entered into an agreement to buy smart thermostat manufacturer Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash. 


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Jan. 14, 2014: Google to Acquire Smart Thermostat Maker Nest

Nest Also Offers Smoke/CO Alarm

Google Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs Inc., manufacturer of the Nest Learning Thermostat, for $3.2 billion in cash. 


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Bringing Work Home:

Contractors Sample Smart Products On Their Own

Hands-on Approach Allows Contractors to Practice What They Preach

Instead of just reading the literature or talking to their distributor about the product, some contractors are literally bringing their work home with them by installing these products inside their own residences.


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Smart HVAC Products Getting Even Smarter

Consumer Expectations Set Trends for More Data, Connected Solutions

As technology is becoming increasingly accessible and interconnected, consumer demand is fueling the rise of intelligent products in the HVAC marketplace.


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Oct. 15, 2013: Nest Announces Developer Program for its Learning Thermostat

Nest to Work with Select Partners to Build Connected Home Experiences
Nest Labs Inc. has announced plans to begin working with developers on new ways to connect with the Nest Learning Thermostat through integrations such as home appliances and home automation.


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Oct. 4, 2013: Honeywell Announces Voice-Activated Thermostat

Consumers Can Now Connect with Their Thermostat with Voice Technology
Honeywell has introduced its new Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. The company said the new voice technology allows consumers to simply say, “Hello, thermostat,” to activate and control their home’s temperature.


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Venstar Inc.: Supply-Air Sensor Monitoring Thermostat

When used with the ACC-DSEN supply air sensor, the unit enables contractors to troubleshoot their ColorTouch® thermostat clients’ HVAC units from virtually anywhere via the Internet. 


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2014 SMACNA Annual Convention

Views from the 2014 SMACNA Annual Convention in San Antonio.

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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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